Improving pregnancy counseling for women with rheumatoid arthritis taking methotrexate.

@article{Neeman2009ImprovingPC,
  title={Improving pregnancy counseling for women with rheumatoid arthritis taking methotrexate.},
  author={Naama Neeman and Mark D. Aronson and Joanne E Schulze and Robert H. Shmerling},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={122 11},
  pages={
          998-1000
        }
}
A 46-year-old female patient with a 1-year history of rheumatoid arthritis was treated with methotrexate, 15 mg per week. Because of clinical improvement and patient preference, her rheumatologist changed her treatment to minocycline, and her methotrexate dose was gradually reduced over several months. As she was making these medication changes, the patient discovered that she was pregnant. The methotrexate was soon discontinued, but she was still taking it for at least the first 3 weeks of her… CONTINUE READING
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